Legal Notices & Disclaimers

The City of St. Augustine presents information on the City of St. Augustine website as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time it is posted, but due to the changing nature of the information, the accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Website visitors are encouraged to consult with City of St. Augustine officials and employees to confirm the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of the information posted on the website. The City of St. Augustine shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained on the website.

Complaints

If you have a civil rights or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint regarding your ability to participate in a City program or activity please contact the City Clerk:
Phone: 904-825-1007
Mail: 75 King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32085
Email the City Clerk
Fax: 904-825-1008

Si usted tiene una queja con respecto a su capacidad para participar en un programa o actividad de la Ciudad en acuerdo con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades o sus derechos civiles, por favor llame al Secretario de la Ciudad al 904-825-1007.

Legal Disclaimer Regarding Links to Other Sites

Some of the linked sites are not under the control of the City of St. Augustine. Therefore, the City of St. Augustine makes no representations concerning their content, and is not responsible for their content. That the City of St. Augustine has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, or an indication of affiliation with the sites’ owners or publishers. 

There are risks in using any information, software, services or products found on the Internet and the City of St. Augustine cautions you to make sure that you completely understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon, or purchasing anything via the Internet.

Notification that Information Provided is Public Information

Any information provided by you to the City of St. Augustine, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, and suggestions are non-confidential; moreover, such information is a public record subject to public inspection pursuant to law. The City of St. Augustine has no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and is free to reproduce, use, and disclose the information to others without limitation.

Email Addresses

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the city department to request the information either by phone or in writing. If you would like to contact the city for more information regarding this notice, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 904-825-1007.

No Commercial Use

To the extent allowed by the Public Records Act, commercial use of the website materials including the city crest, is prohibited without written permission of the City of St. Augustine

Email Not Legal Notice

Communications made through email and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City of St. Augustine or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the city or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the City is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.

Title VI Public Notice

The City of St. Augustine fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statues and regulations in all programs and activities. The City operates without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, income, gender, age and disability. Any person who believes him/herself or any specific class of persons, to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by him/herself or by representative file a written complaint with the City. A complaint must be filed no later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination.

City proceedings are conducted in accessible locations and materials can be provided in accessible formats. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in City proceedings should contact the individual or agency sending notice no later than five calendar days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired, or any non-English speaking person wishing to attend a proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending notice no later than five calendar days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice and an interpreter will be provided.

Telephone 904-825-1007; 1.800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1.800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.

View the Title VI Complaint Procedures (PDF) for tracking and investigating Title VI complaints.

Equal Opportunity

The City of St. Augustine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Advocate. If you feel you have any questions about equal employment opportunities or feel you may have been discriminated against, you may call the City Human Resources Division at 904-825-1013. To read the Policy Statement regarding equal opportunity, view the Equal Opportunity Policy (PDF).

Section 504 / Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The City of St. Augustine is a Section 504/ADA Compliant Advocate. If you feel you may have been discriminated against, you may call the City Human Resources Division at 904-825-1013.

Federal Fair Housing Law

The City of St. Augustine is a Fair Housing Advocate (City Ordinance Number 95-13, Section 16-26) and prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or familial status when renting, selling or financing a home or property. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may submit a Housing Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF); or call 800-669-9777 (Toll-Free) or 800-927-9275 (TTY). 

Locally, call the Building Official, City of St. Augustine at 904-209-4327. For assistance with completing the Housing Discrimination Form, download the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions (PDF). To read the Fair Housing statement, view the Fair Housing Statement (PDF). To view the Fair Housing Flyer, review the Fair Housing Flyer (PDF).

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The City of St. Augustine has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program in accordance with regulations of the U. S Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. To read the policy statement, view the Policy Statement (PDF).

Consumer Confidence Report

The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the 2018 sampling results please view the 2018 Water Quality Report (PDF). To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns email Patrick Timoney, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, or call him at 904-825-1044, send him a fax to 904-823-2280, or email our staff. You also may send written correspondence to:
The City of St. Augustine
P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210

Public Notice

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for The City of St. Augustine’s Lighthouse Avenue Fishing Pier repairs due to damages sustained in Hurricane Matthew (DR-4283 FL PW01025). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

 An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published November 21, 2016 for Hurricane Matthew. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.

Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program

Applicant:                 City of St. Augustine

Project Title(s):         Lighthouse Avenue Fishing Pier; PA-04-FL-4283-PW-01025

Location of Proposed Work:   442 Ocean Vista Ave, St. Augustine, Florida 32080, (29.886312, -81.286266)

Floodplain:              The project is located in Zone VE per St. Johns County FIRM Panel #12109C0318J dated 12/07/2018.

Proposed Work and Purpose:    The City of St. Augustine completed repairs to return the pier to its pre-disaster function. Repairs included temporary repairs to the pier slab, reinstalling support chains, topographic surveys, and stabilization repairs to the pier. The project did not include mitigation.

Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative is not feasible, as the pier is regularly used as a recreational facility and facilitates open space use. Alternate locations were not considered as the pier is functionally dependent upon the location within the floodplain.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA- R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL- 4283-PW-01025, St. Augustine at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.